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Congresswoman Gabbard tours Red Hill facility

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) visited the Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility on Aug. 25. Sen. Mazie Hirono also visited the facility June 30. Sen. Brian Schatz and Congressman Mark Takai toured the Red Hill facility Aug. 26.


By Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii, and Capt. Ken Epps, commanding officer of Fleet Logistics Command Pearl Harbor, hosted U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gab-bard Aug. 25 for a familiarization visit to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Gabbard’s office released photos to the media Aug. 26.

According to information provided to the media from Gabbard’s office: “Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) visited the Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility this morning where she received a briefing, observed the control center, and toured the tunnels and storage tank facilities. The purpose of the visit was to evaluate the storage tanks, the structure and the control systems, examining the integrity of the tanks and what actions are required to ensure the protection of Oahu’s water supply.”

According to Fuller, in a recent OpEd piece: “Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility is a safe, reliable and modernized facility; the Navy is absolutely committed to keeping our drinking water safe.

“Our Navy is fully committed to environmental stewardship. And our non-negotiable priority remains keeping our drinking water safe.”